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'''Herbert Spencer''' (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and prominent Classical liberalism|classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era. Spencer developed an all-embracing conception of evolutionism|evolution as the progressive development of the physical world, biological organisms, the human mind, and human culture and societies. As a polymath, he contributed to a wide range of subjects, including ethics, religion, anthropology, economics, political theory, philosophy, literature, astronomy, biology, sociology, and psychology. During his lifetime he achieved tremendous authority, mainly in English-speaking academia. "The only other English philosopher to have achieved anything like such widespread popularity was Bertrand Russell, and that was in the 20th century."Richards, Peter (4 November 2010)...
RegionWestern philosophy
Era19th-century philosophy
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Birth placeDerby, Derbyshire, England
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1903|12|8|1820|4|27}}
Death placeBrighton, Sussex, England
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland|British
School traditionEvolutionism, positivism, classical liberalism
Main interestsEvolution, positivism, ''laissez-faire'', utilitarianism
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